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  1. John Madin: Birmingham Mod

    John Madin: Birmingham Mod

    Continuing in the vein of highlighting the modern design of yesteryear in the north of England, here is a BBC documentary from 1965 focused on the leading modernist of Birmingham, John Madin....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.28.10

  2. Living in a Polish Water Tower
    House Tours

    Living in a Polish Water Tower

    I received an unexpected postcard from the petite Polish town of Dąbrówno last week, sent by my friend Tim who was backpacking through Europe. He mentioned that he was shacking up in a...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.27.10

  3. Café America Chair
    Product

    Café America Chair

    At our San Francisco office, we've had reuse on our minds. While perusing projects online this week, Grain Design's Café America chair caught my eye. The chair is not only made of recycled...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.27.10

  4. Manchester Modernist Society
    House Tours

    Manchester Modernist Society

    I was out walking with some friends this weekend and trying very hard to think of the name of a certain mid-century Manchester, England, architect and utterly failing. We were talking about...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.27.10

  5. Designer Gaetano Pesce
    Interviews

    Designer Gaetano Pesce

    After meeting Gaetano Pesce at “Pieces of a Larger Puzzle,” his first West Coast retrospective at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Westwood, I caught up with the artist, designer and...

    written by: Erika Heet
    07.26.10

  6. Logo Showdown
    Post

    Logo Showdown

    I recently spent an afternoon merrily clicking my way through 'Brand New,' a website manned by Bryony Gomez-Palacio and Armin Vit, two graphic designers who dedicate themselves to, among other...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.26.10

  7. Bigger is Better
    Essay

    Bigger is Better

    Welcome to the era of the megacity. The world has more big cities than at any time in history, and those cities are larger than they have ever been. There are now more than 30 urban centers with...

    written by: Mark Lamster
    07.26.10

  8. Bike By Me
    Product

    Bike By Me

    I cannot stop playing around on Bike By Me's website.  

    07.25.10

  9. TechnoCRAFT
    Event Spotlight

    TechnoCRAFT

    Out-of-the-box is so old school. On view now at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco is TechnoCRAFT, an exhibit that exhibit focuses in on the current trend of adapting a mass...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.24.10

  10. Shelved By Color
    Books

    Shelved By Color

    I went to the Dwell bookcase today to look for the tome Mutations by Rem Koolhaas and others. I was following up on a note from the fact checker on a Koolhaas quote and needed that book to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.23.10

  11. Friday Finds 7.23.2010
    Week in Review

    Friday Finds 7.23.2010

    As usual, we end the week with a mixed bag of Internetly delights, from crowd-sourced portraiture to eerie galleries of forlorn and forgotten buildings in Detroit.

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.23.10

  12. Events this Weekend: 7.22-7.25
    Week in Review

    Events this Weekend: 7.22-7.25

    This week we bring you three exhibitions to be sure to catch before they close.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.22.10

  13. Rem Koolhaas DVD Winners
    Post

    Rem Koolhaas DVD Winners

    A short while back I announced that we'd be giving away five DVDs of the new film Rem Koolhaas: A Kind of Architect directed by Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch. The time has come to announce...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.22.10

  14. Workstead Lighting
    Product

    Workstead Lighting

    Earlier this month, Workstead, a Brooklyn–based design firm comprised of Robert Highsmith and Stefanie Brechbuehler, unveiled their fledgling line of lighting.

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.22.10

  15. Glazed Old Fashioned
    House Tours

    Glazed Old Fashioned

    On a shady street just off the main drag of Melbourne, Australia’s hippest inner suburb, a pair of creative types and their two kids have made a bright, cheery home by renovating an 1860s...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    photos by: Stephen Oxenbury
    07.22.10

  16. New Rietveld App for iPhones
    Product

    New Rietveld App for iPhones

    You've probably heard of Gerrit Rietveld's Schröder House, but did you know that he designed over 200 buildings in the Netherlands? Courtesy of a new, free iPhone and iPad app developed in...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.21.10

  17. Designed for Play
    Post

    Designed for Play

    Some of my earliest memories are of playgrounds: launching myself into a pit of plastic balls outside a fast-food restaurant in New York and whizzing down (and scratching my arm) on the horrifying...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.21.10

  18. Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY
    Event Spotlight

    Our Cities Ourselves at AIANY

    Our world is becoming more and more urban. Today, as Dwell contributor Mark Lamster reported for our June 2010 Megacities issue, more than 75 cities boast populations of more than 5 million. While...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.21.10

  19. Inside the Musee d'Orsay
    Travel Reports

    Inside the Musee d'Orsay

    Along the left bank of the Seine, the world's most famous museum of impressionistic art had a former life as an old, crumbling train station and hotel. Now, linking the chronological gap between...

    written by: Tiffany Chu
    07.20.10

  20. Films for Design Aficionados
    Event Spotlight

    Films for Design Aficionados

    In conjunction with TechnoCRAFT, an exhibition at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts that explores the fading boundary between the role of designer and consumer, curator Joel Shepard...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    07.20.10

  21. Glass House Conversations
    Post

    Glass House Conversations

    Philip Johnson and David Whitney used to invite great minds from the architecture, design, and art worlds to the Johnson-designed Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, for evenings of discussion...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.20.10

  22. Fred Fisher on A. Quincy Jones
    Interviews

    Fred Fisher on A. Quincy Jones

    A. Quincy Jones was a mid-century modernist whose architecture knew no bounds. He designed custom homes for the rich and famous, affordable tract houses, churches, restaurants, libraries,...

    written by: Emily Young
    07.20.10

  23. Water Wise Finalists
    A Great Idea

    Water Wise Finalists

    We are very pleased to present this gallery dedicated to our talented top finalists in our Water Wise competition, sponsored by Kohler. All the creative solutions made for a very difficult decision...

    written by: Amanda Dameron
    07.19.10

  24. Canada's Design Domestic
    Event Spotlight

    Canada's Design Domestic

    Design Domestic is a photo-based exhibit featuring nine Canadian designers and artists in their homes. Through the photos and objects presented, the exhibition captures glimpses of some of...

    written by: Diana Budds
    07.19.10

  25. Contemporary Nordic Town House
    House Tours

    Contemporary Nordic Town House

    With their light, white house that owes equal debts to its Nordic surroundings and to the Japanese provenance of its architects, a pair of design-minded art lovers are boldly making their mark on...

    written by: Jane Szita
    photos by: Mark Seelen
    07.19.10

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